Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $32,592)
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).
The city of Revere will use its Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award to support the Revere Police Department through the purchase of law enforcement equipment including an L3 communications Mobile-Vision and Automatic License Plate Recognition System (ALARS). Revere City, in partnership with the Revere Police Department, will develop a pilot program that will utilize emerging license plate recognition technologies in the investigation and detection of stolen motor vehicle cases. The primary goal of this initiative is to decrease motor vehicle theft and related crime within the city of Revere.